“After seeing amazing entries from all over the world, what struck us most is that, contrary to some opinions, print is definitely not dead,” says Jane Monast, Director of Communications for Mohawk.
The Mohawk Show honors the impact of the graphic design industry and the important role that design plays in our culture. It allows printers and designers a chance to catch the eye of their peers and potential clients by having their entries reviewed by an esteemed panel of jurors and viewers of the traveling exhibit.
The Mohawk Show 12 jury included: show chair Stanley Hainsworth, Tether, Seattle; Jorge Alderete, Illustrator, Mexico City; Michael Jager, JDK Design, Burlington, VT; and Susana Rodgriguez de Tembleque, of SY Partners, San Francisco.
After the judging, Stanley Hainsworth of Tether, Inc. said of this year’s winners: “We saw some very modest projects rise to the surface because the design, paper and execution elevated them to winner’s status in a very strong field of entries.”
The four Best of Show winners:
Title: The Goat Book (shown above)
Design Firm: Sasges Inc.
Client: Sasges Inc.
Printer: Blanchette Press
Paper: Mohawk Via Smooth 100% PC Cool White
Title: Process Journal Edition Two
Design Firm: Published by Process
Client: Published by Process
Printer: Gunn & Taylor Printers
Paper: Beckett Expression Supersmooth Lotus
Title: Ordinary Day
Design Firm: Naughtyfish Design
Client: Roy and Illana Sussman
Paper: Mohawk Superfine Eggshell White
Title: Visiting Artist Program: David Gibson Poster
Design Firm: Piscatello Design Centre
Client: Fashion Institute of Technology
Printer: Finlay Printing
Paper: Mohawk Options Navajo Smooth Brilliant White
The four Special Category Winners:
Title: Boxsal Press Kit
Design Firm: The Brand Hatchery
Client: Three Blind Ants
Printer: Texas Graphic Resource
Paper: Mohawk Options Smooth 100% PC Cream White
Category: Digital Printing
Title: Cycle Kids Annual Report 2009
Design Firm: Weymouth Design
Client: Cycle Kids
Printer: Universal Wilde
Paper: Mohawk Options Smooth 100% PCWhite
Design Firm: Present & Correct
Client: Present & Correct
Printer: Rohner Letterpress
Paper: Strathmore Writing Wove Ultimate White
Category: On-Demand Book
Title: Cramp, Slash & Burn: When Punk and Glam were Twins
Design Firm: Scarpati Studio & Ink Creative
Client: John Scarpati
Paper: Mohawk proPhoto Lustre White
There were also 14 finalists. The entire group will be posted on our website right after Labor Day. Keep an eye out for a Mohawk Show event coming to your community this Fall and see the pieces “in person”.